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Jade and her Upsee Adventures

We have had the Upsee for over a year now and I can’t explain how…

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I Worry About Sending Her to School - Raising a Child with a Disability

Jade has been at home with me since she came out of the NICU.  She was so small.…

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Finding Special Needs Parenting Support Online - ‘The Good’

When you have kids you have this picture in your mind how perfect everything will…

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Keep on Trying and Don’t Give Up

Positivity is not always in our lives but we want it to be. You think “if I…

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My Child is Normal to Me

We only have Jade.And we will not have another one. 

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Keeping Jade busy During Blackouts

We live in South Africa and we are currently experiencing really frequent blackouts.…

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The Smacking Debate Applies to CP Kids Too

Jade has just turned two and she has already started with her tantrums. I’m…

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Boosting Daddy-Daughter Bonding

For the first year-and-a-half of Jade’s life I did everything. She didn’t…

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Emergency Toys For a Child with CP

I always make sure I have some go-to toys on-hand to keep my daughter busy. My top…

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My Daughter Needs To Be Held Correctly, But Soon It Won’t be Possible

Holding Jade was really tricky in the beginning.  You have to counter weight…

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5 Simple Homemade Toys for a child with Cerebral Palsy

Children find fun in some very weird and wonderful things.

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The News that Jade has Cerebral Palsy changed everything

Since we started Jade with physiotherapy things changed dramatically. We had to come…

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My Daughter’s Needs Might Mean She Never Sleeps a Full Night

Jade has never been a good sleeper. She had really bad leg cramps in the beginning.…

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Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Care What you can Afford For Your Child

Having a child with CP can bring a lot of expenses. Medical Aid in South Africa does…

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The Truth About My Disabled Daughter’s Mystery Illness

Since the beginning we had problems feeding Jade. She had really bad reflux and her…

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Having a special child – not special needs child

People used to anger me when they said there was nothing wrong with my child. But…

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